Dennis O'Brien (ice hockey)
June 10, 1949 |
Port Hope, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
|Played for||Minnesota North Stars
|NHL Draft||14th overall, 1969
Minnesota North Stars
Dennis Francis O'Brien (born 10 June 1949 in Port Hope, Ontario) was a professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League. Dennis O'Brien is the uncle of the professional hockey player defenceman Shane O'Brien.
Dennis O'Brien was selected by the Minnesota North Stars in the second round, 14th overall, in the 1969 NHL Amateur Draft. He played for the North Stars for almost his entire career from 1970–71 to 1977–78. During his final season with the North Stars, he played just 13 games before being traded to the Colorado Rockies. After 16 games with the Rockies, he was traded to the Cleveland Barons and after 23 games as a Baron, he was traded to his fourth team of the season, the Boston Bruins, where he played 16 games.
After that busy season, O'Brien played only two more seasons in the NHL, both for the Boston Bruins.
|1968–69||St. Catharines Black Hawks||OHA||52||1||19||20||235||—||—||—||—||—|
|1970–71||Minnesota North Stars||NHL||27||3||2||5||29||9||0||0||0||20|
|1971–72||Minnesota North Stars||NHL||70||3||6||9||108||3||0||1||1||11|
|1972–73||Minnesota North Stars||NHL||74||3||11||14||75||6||1||0||1||38|
|1973–74||Minnesota North Stars||NHL||77||5||12||17||166||—||—||—||—||—|
|1974–75||Minnesota North Stars||NHL||56||6||10||16||125||—||—||—||—||—|
|1975–76||Minnesota North Stars||NHL||78||1||14||15||187||—||—||—||—||—|
|1976–77||Minnesota North Stars||NHL||75||6||18||24||114||2||0||0||0||4|
|1977–78||Minnesota North Stars||NHL||13||0||2||2||32||—||—||—||—||—|
- Weekes, Don (2003). The Best and Worst of Hockey's Firsts: The Unofficial Guide. Canada: Greystone Books. p. 240. ISBN 9781550548600.
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